Published: January 17, 2014 by Peter MacLeod
The British Olympic Association (BOA) has unveiled DHL as the Official Team GB Logistics Partner for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
DHL will transport over eight tonnes of the GB team’s supplies and equipment nearly 5,500 miles by air and ocean freight from Stockport in the UK to the Olympic Village in to Sochi.
DHL will also have an integral role in supporting the athletes at “kitting out” week in Stockport, where they will be provided with their all-important equipment for the first time.
With operations in over 220 countries and territories, DHL has long been a pioneer in global transportation and has unparalleled expertise in delivering global, high-impact, sporting events.
“DHL is recognised as a world leader in logistics and to have their support of Team GB in Sochi invaluable.” said Bill Sweeney, CEO of the British Olympic Association.
“Ensuring that over eight tonnes of the team’s inventory is delivered to Sochi on time is a crucial element of our operation and I am confident that with DHL’s support our athletes will have everything they need to perform at their very best.
“We are delighted to welcome DHL to the British Olympic family.”
Phil Couchman, CEO of DHL Express in the UK & Ireland, commented: “DHL has a strong heritage and association with international sport at the very highest level. Logistics is one partnership that is crucial for any sport, and as a trusted provider for some of the biggest events in the world, we’re very proud to be supporting Team GB at Sochi.”
“This is a complex, large-scale operation and we’ll do whatever it takes to ensure the athletes have everything they need for a successful Games.”
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